Author: Kelley Armstrong
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Plume (December 31, 2002)
Received From: Library
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Elena is running from herself. She's trying to be everything that she's not. When she gets a phone call asking her to return home, she does so reluctantly.Upon returning to Stonehaven, Elena is bombarded with reminders of why she ran away and struggles with the desire to go back to Toronto and the life she had just started there.
Now when I started this book, I did it with some trepidation. I've had issues with shifter books before, but a few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Kelley Armstrong (who is a wonderful person btw) and wanted to see what the draw to her Otherworld series was. Let me say that this book did not disappoint in the slightest. It's been a long time since I had a book that I just could NOT put down.
Elena is a werewolf, and trying to hide it by living an almost all human life. Sure it's a little hard for her having to schedule when she can change and when she can eat her fill, but it's something she desperately wants to do. She gets a phone call from Jeremy, who is the Alpha Leader of her old Pack. And with some gentle pressuring from her completely human boyfriend, heads back home, against her will.
I found Elena to be a wonderful narrator. Things were explained nicely and in time, and all with the biting wit that the character showed other characters. The other cast of characters in this story were amazing as well. I found myself crying at the very sad parts, and I won't give them away here because then it would ruin the story. I also found myself wanting to smack some of the characters, because hey they were being idiots. All in all this was an amazing story. It flowed nicely, the suspense and action scenes were awesome. And being blunt, the sex scenes fit into the story where they should have. Plus they weren't overly graphic.
I would recommend this story to anyone who is looking for a fast paced action novel with a hint of romance. However I would throw the warning on it that there is some very violent scenes that left even me going oh my.